591 Tasting Notes

85
drank Inner Calmness by A Touch of Tea
591 tasting notes

It’s got licorice and I don’t hate it.

A TRUE MIRACLE

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65
drank Summer Puddin' by Jeffersons Tea
591 tasting notes

Finally had some of this as a cold brew after throwing a bunch of it in the big Takeya 2L jug when my friends were here. Yum. Very tart and such a dark red! I’m better there’s a lot of hibiscus in this blend, as well as those berries.

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80

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75

Final tasting note for this guy and it’s my highest yet. I guess it finally won me over! Here are the right conditions to drink this tea: cold night, big mug, 1/3 sugar to tea ratio. Mmm.

Sami Kelsh

That’s the magic ratio, that is ;)

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55
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
591 tasting notes

I need to try this as a hot brew before I’m out of the small amount I got—all I’ve had is cold brew so far and while it’s fine, I’m not crazy about it.

I think I’m on board with what whatshesaid said (that felt weird to type)—I wish all the flavours were 25% stronger. Yes, there’s strawberry. Yes, there’s ginger. Yes, it’s a green base. Yes, it’s all fine. I just wish it was more punchy!

whatshesaid

Yeah :)
I don’t even think I picked up the ginger at all! I’m questioning lately just how sensitive my palette is (or isn’t)

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80
drank Lemongrass Ginger by Origin Tea
591 tasting notes

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80
drank Lemongrass Ginger by Origin Tea
591 tasting notes

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90
drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
591 tasting notes

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90
drank Kotobuki by Lupicia
591 tasting notes

Second cold steep (overnight) of the same leaves (first steep = 3hrs) results in the same light and lovely flavour. Awesome. I love that a cold resteep still works as well as a hot one. Magical!

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100
drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
591 tasting notes

I tried out the 2014 version of this delicious blend last night and there seems to be something missing. I’ll do a side by side comparison soon. Anxious :(

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

Location

Hobart, Australia

Website

http://tasmemia.com

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